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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Podcasts

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19 Over the Summer

While case counts in some areas are going down, COVID-19 is still out there. How do you safely kick off the unofficial start of the summer during a pandemic?

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COVID-19 Innovations: New Vent-Splitter Offers Tailored Pressure for Multiple Patients 

3D printing fuels U-M efforts to rapidly increase ventilator capacity while providing each patient on vent support with individually tailored gas pressures and pressure monitoring.

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Increased Access to Transgender and Non-Binary Health Care During COVID and Beyond 

Michigan Medicine experts highlight how their teams have increased access to transgender care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Studying the Genes Behind COVID-19

Researchers look to the genes behind COVID-19 for early answers.

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COVID-19 Cost

Rapid shifts removed out-of-pocket costs that could keep people from getting coronavirus care. That trend may continue.

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Pandemic May Have Increased Food Insecurity for Aging Population 

Food insecurity disparities by age, health status, race, ethnicity and education seen in National Poll on Healthy Aging; pandemic may have worsened them.

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Help Scientists Study Sars-CoV-2 and COVID-19

A quick guide to volunteering to help researchers understand the virus, the disease and its effects on people and society.

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Living With a Mental Health Condition in a Pandemic

Practical tips and online support can help people with depression, anxiety and other conditions cope during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Resources to Support Children with Autism During COVID-19 Pandemic

For children with autism spectrum disorder, who thrive on routines and predictability, the everyday disruptions and uncertainty from the pandemic may be especially stressful.

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How ECMO Could Help COVID-19 Patients

Hundreds of COVID-19 patients in intensive care worldwide are being kept alive using a life support technology called ECMO and the skills of specially trained teams of nurses, respiratory therapists, technicians and doctors.

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COVID-Related Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS)

The novel coronavirus still affects a very small number of children, but new reports describe serious symptoms in some pediatric cases in parts of the U.S. and Europe.

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Disproportionate Death Rate During COVID Shows Persistent Racial Inequities

A startling and disproportionate death rate among black Americans around the country from COVID-19 is revealing persistent inequities and the need for solutions to address them.

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Going From Nurse to Patient During a Pandemic 

A pediatric intensive care nurse survived COVID-19 in part due to the excellent treatment she received from her peers.

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Nursing Home Preparedness During Pandemics 

A survey of Michigan nursing homes at the start of coronavirus suggests great improvement since just before the H1N1 pandemic.

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Pregnancy in the Time of COVID

An OB/GYN weighs in about what we know and don’t know about how the coronavirus affects pregnant people and babies. 

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Preventing a Second Peak in the Curve for COVID-19 

History shows the dangers of relaxing restrictions too soon in a pandemic. 

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MEDIC Works to Help Colleagues Take On COVID-19

A collaborative for emergency departments across the state of Michigan is working to help its colleagues through various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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"Drafted" for COVID-19: Resources for Doctors Providing Care Outside Their Norm

As more and more hospitals across the U.S. admit patients with COVID-19, a Michigan team offers advice for doctors “drafted" for duties outside their norm.

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Seeking Innovative Solutions to Treat COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a negative pressure helmet solution to provide support for COVID-19 patients, protect health care workers and safeguard hospital systems. 

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Preventing Pediatric Injury During COVID and Beyond

Being cooped up at home due to social distancing could put kids at higher risk of getting hurt. An expert offers tips for avoiding emergency room visits. 

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Diabetes Management in the Time of COVID

An endocrinologist with diabetes shares guidance on how to manage diabetes during the pandemic.

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Living With Lupus During the COVID-19 Drug Debate

A patient with lupus weighs in on the COVID drug debate. 

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Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

A wellness expert offers guidance on how to protect your psychological and emotional well-being during the pandemic. 

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Missing Milestones: Helping Teens During Social Distancing

Social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic could be particularly challenging for adolescents and teens who thrive on social connections and may be missing events like prom and graduation. 

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Staying Healthy While Sheltering in Place

As many look for ways to stay calm in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis, a Michigan Medicine dietitian shares some helpful strategies for sheltering in place.

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Helpful Tips for GI Issues Caused by COVID-19 Stress

The gastrointestinal system may be a victim of COVID-19 stress. Here, experts help to navigate those tummy troubles. 

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Are Digestive Symptoms a Presenting Factor of COVID-19?

A Michigan Medicine gastroenterologist discusses the latest GI-related research from Wuhan, China. A recent study revealed that diarrhea can be an unrecognized symptom of COVID-19. 

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A New Approach to Prenatal Care During COVID-19

A multidisciplinary team at Michigan Medicine has unveiled a new clinical approach to prenatal care for low-risk pregnancies to help limit exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  

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Modeling How Quickly COVID-19 Can Spread

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) advances around the world, a growing number of researchers are using computational models to estimate this spread.

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Donate Blood Now if You Can to Help Fight COVID-19

Canceled blood drives across the country have driven the supply critically low, but demand is high and donor centers have new safety measures in place. 

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Tips for Parenting While Homebound Due to the Spread of Coronavirus

As the coronavirus keeps families homebound, a childhood development expert shares ways to have productive days together.

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Ways to Help Yourself and Others Who May be Hit Hardest by COVID-19

The news about coronavirus may leave some people feeling helpless like there’s nothing to do but wait for the worst. But that’s not true.

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Essential Components of Hospital COVID-19 Preparedness

As coronavirus continues its spread across the United States, hospitals are bracing for the influx of patients who will need care for the most serious effects of the disease it causes, called COVID-19.

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Talking to Kids About COVID-19

They see the masks too. A pediatric psychologist offers five tips for parents on how to talk about the pandemic with their children.

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Practical Things You Can Do to Prepare for COVID-19

A lot of uncertainty still surrounds the evolving coronavirus outbreak. A Michigan Medicine expert offers nine practical things you can do to prepare yourself in the event that COVID-19 comes to your community.

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How Can We Flatten the Curve for COVID-19?

History shows that taking strong steps now to slow the spread of coronavirus will help communities and individuals.

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Radiologists Team Up to Examine the Appearance of COVID-19 in CT Scans

A Michigan Medicine radiologist teams up with a counterpart in China to examine the appearance of COVID-19 in CT scans.